Sunday, 25 August 2013
1 - I can find no reference to other finds like these in the rare Mercia mudstone exposures of the Cleveland area.
9 - There is a possibility that these cracks contain some type of fossils, i.e. there are some very strange and intricate shapes in there.
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Sunday, 18 August 2013
1 This preserved leather was found by myself at a location on the banks of the river Leven, on the boarder of Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
2 - It has the same appearance and needle marks as previous preserved material I have found, in all of the deep beck valleys of south west Cleveland. HISTORY OF A BECK: Preserved leather
3 - As ive stated before I have no idea of the age of these pieces of preserved leather, but i am sure all are hand made and had ornamental stitching attached.
5 - This slate has been shaped and had a hole bored into it, again I have no idea of its age, I can only imagine it as some kind of fishing tool ?
8 - The tool was found close to the leather although this in no way links them i.e. the leather could have travelled far, the stone probably not far.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
I decided to go back to the river Leven on the boarder of Cleveland and North Yorkshire today to try and discover where the sand ripple fossil my daughters had found earlier had come from.
6 The sand ripple fossils seem to run in a west to east direction although I can not be totally sure, as I had no compass.
7 - The river has cut through the sand ripple layer many years ago but slabs can still be found in the river.
8 - The black outline shows the sand ripples exposed from the upper Triassic deposits, at least 5 metres in depth.
Monday, 12 August 2013
My Daughters found these pieces at the weekend, ime sure there Triassic sand ripples.
7 - The larger piece has been discoloured by the river and weathering, and may even have a secondary mineral coating, but after breaking an under layer free I can say it is certainly Mercia mudstone.
8 - The examples in images 8 - 10 show Triassic fossil sand ripple marks from North America, I have not yet viewed a Triassic example from the UK.